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Ignacio

Hasegawa F/A-18C Hornet 1/72

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Hi Folks, this time I introduce you my F/A-18C Hasegawa 1/72.

I read several reviews of this kit and were all positive, at least the in-box reviews.

When I started it was a very promising kit, althought I saw the assembly problems on the fuselage joints and the vertical fins.

There was a gap of about 1 mm all along the lower join in one of the wings, the intakes had terrible fit and the quality of the main undercarraige is very poor.

I actually don´t mind this too much as long as I can build it with some pleasure, but there was none...

When I wet the eagle decals, these cracked in microscopic pieces.... I´ve should choose the Marines version...

Anyway, this is the finished model. I used Eduard PE for the canopy and made the intake covers. The HARM missile comes from the Academy F-16C. The pre and post-shading almost went gone when matt varnished.

I hope you like it and every critics/comments are welcomed.

Best regards.

Ignacio from Uruguay

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Despite the problems you mentioned, it still looks pretty darn good to me!

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great looking hornet, very nice job on the paint and weathering....

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Same here, I tried looking for the problems and can't really see it, overall it looks good. I certainly would be happy if it was my model. Bit of irony in that statement, despite having 3 old Hasegawa Hornet kits in the stash, I have never built one. Nothing wrong with them, just never got round to it.

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Ignacio, I've just seen your Mig 29 and now found you F-18. It's another superb model with great paint job and weathering. Your attention to detail is impressive.

Congrats!

Jaime

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Hi Ignacio:

Congratulations for Just another wonderful build!!!

Even tough the trouble and despite every shortcoming, the overall result is wonderful.

Thank you very much for sharing,

Cheers,

Luis Alfonso

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Wow!! This is fantastic mate, amazing for 1/72! Should very proud of this. Some serious skills on show!

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Mui bien, Ignacio.

I always wish my 1/72 builds turn out like this. Sometimes they do, most times they don't. The restraint you show in your finish is admirable.

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Looks great, wouldn't know you had the problems if you hadn't mentioned them! Very nice indeed

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